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Banning Traditional Animal Slaughter, Denmark Stokes Religous Ire

Banning Traditional Animal Slaughter, Denmark Stokes Religous Ire

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

The country’s move to require animals to be stunned before being killed is seen by some as an affront to religious methods of slaughter. But now Jews and Muslims are working together to protest it.

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5 Explanations for Quirky Foodie Behavior

5 Explanations for Quirky Foodie Behavior

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

As a follow-up to my previous post, “5 Telltale Signs of Foodie Behavior in the Wild,” I thought I’d share some of my own personal reflections that might shed some light on why we foodies are such a quirky bunch.

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Michael Mina Dishes Details for Pabu and The Ramen Bar

Michael Mina Dishes Details for Pabu and The Ramen Bar

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pabu and The Ramen Bar, slated to open in mid-June, will be among the hottest new restaurants in San Francisco. Chef Michael Mina shares with Mary Ladd his favorite dishes from ramen to sushi, as well as the fate of his East Indian concept on Steuart Street.

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Quinoa Is Kosher For Passover, But Mom May Not Approve

Quinoa Is Kosher For Passover, But Mom May Not Approve

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Orthodox arbiters of kosher inspected quinoa fields in the mountains of Peru and Bolivia. And now for the first time, they’ve given their Passover seal of approval to the ancient “pseudo-cereal.”

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The Future Of Clean, Green Fish Farming Could Be Indoor Factories

The Future Of Clean, Green Fish Farming Could Be Indoor Factories

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Aquaculture in the U.S. has lagged because of opposition from environmentalists and people living on the coast. But entrepreneurs say they’ve found a way to produce fish on land with little pollution.

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5 Telltale Signs of Foodie Behavior in the Wild

5 Telltale Signs of Foodie Behavior in the Wild

| April 7, 2014 | 2 Comments

If you spot people exhibiting these behaviors out in the world, chances are they’re foodies — like me.

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A Dry Year for Honey

A Dry Year for Honey

| April 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

When you think about the necessity of water in agriculture, fruit trees, row crops, and cattle probably come to mind, but you might not think about bees. As if honeybees and beekeepers didn’t have it hard enough these days, they face another challenge: drought.

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Newbie Urban Gardeners May Not Be Aware Of Soil’s Dirty Legacy

Newbie Urban Gardeners May Not Be Aware Of Soil’s Dirty Legacy

| April 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

More and more city dwellers are trying their hand at urban gardening. Most know to be wary of lead in their soil, a report finds, but they’re clueless about how to avoid other types of contaminants.

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How I Survived My One Night as a Prep Cook in Chef David Chang’s Momofuku Noodle Bar

How I Survived My One Night as a Prep Cook in Chef David Chang’s Momofuku Noodle Bar

| April 4, 2014 | 2 Comments

Sweat, stress and slow progress — those words basically sum up my sole stint as a prep cook at Momofuku Noodle Bar, the first establishment of Chef David Chang’s renowned restaurant group.

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The Lexicon of Sustainability: “Grass Fed” features Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm

The Lexicon of Sustainability: “Grass Fed” features Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm

| April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

What does it mean to eat grass fed beef? What are the larger implications of producing and eating grass fed beef on animals, the environment and ourselves? In this new video, “Grass Fed” from the Lexicon of Sustainability project, filmmaker Douglas Gayeton explores grass farming, rotational grazing and other concepts with Virginia-based farmer Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm.

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Farmers Need To Get ‘Climate Smart’ To Prep For What’s Ahead

Farmers Need To Get ‘Climate Smart’ To Prep For What’s Ahead

| April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Climate change will likely hurt food production, raise food prices and increase hunger. But those calamities may not be inevitable, according to a group of international agriculture researchers.

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Watch the Check, Please! Bay Area Season 9 Premiere!

Watch the Check, Please! Bay Area Season 9 Premiere!

| April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area’s Season 9 premiere airs this eve, Thursday April 3, at 7:30pm on KQED 9. And if you don’t have a TV and want to watch the show online, the full episode is available on the Check, Please! Bay Area website.

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Should We Close Part Of The Ocean To Keep Fish On The Plate?

Should We Close Part Of The Ocean To Keep Fish On The Plate?

| April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tuna, swordfish and other migratory fishes are being overfished by vessels on the high seas. A new proposal says we should close these international waters for a few years to let the fishes rebound.

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Melon and Licorice: Enemies of My Palate

Melon and Licorice: Enemies of My Palate

| April 2, 2014 | 2 Comments

Out of the millions and zillions of things that I love to eat and want to eat everyday, there’s only two foods that I HATE: melon and licorice.

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